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An important Memento Mori candle holder.

An important and rare Memento Mori candleholder. The round base with moved profile is carved out of fruitwood and clear color, as well as the foot, that rise with a vase shaped element , black, than a ring, clear color, and the final black twisted element. Overall the magnificent sculpture of a skull wearing a wide led crown, with the rim decorated with stylized lily and leaves. In the center of the crown rise the thick and tall point, to place the wide candle. The crown underline the precariousness of the man’s power. The entire surface of the wooden part of the piece is finished with refined chalk and colors.

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Il Segno Del Tempo Srl
Via Fiori Chiari N 20 Milan, 20121 Italy +39-02-72-09-36-61-2
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An important Memento Mori candle holder.

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PLACE OF ORIGIN: Italy
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1680 ca
PERIOD: 18th Century and Earlier
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Metal, chalk, Wood
MATERIALS NOTES: Wood, metal, chalk.
CONDITION: Excellent
HEIGHT: 18 in. (46 cm)
DIAMETER: 6 in. (15 cm)
DEALER LOCATION: Milan, IT
NUMBER OF ITEMS: 1
REFERENCE NUMBER: U111106917121
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